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Center for International Programs

Exchange Students

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Center for International Programs

Center for International Programs
West Chester University
320 Mitchell Hall
675 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3515
Fax: 610-436-3426


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm


International Student Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.


Study Abroad Advising:
Make an appointment.
Limited availability for walk-ins.

Exchange Students

Students from the following partner institutions of West Chester University are eligible to attend for a semester or year as an exchange student. The Center for International Programs will assist you with providing information in order to obtain a J-1 visa.

  • Guizhou University – China
  • Peking University HSBC Business School – China
  • Universidad de Costa Rica – Costa Rica
  • Universidad Nacional – Costa Rica
  • University of Kassel – Germany
  • University of Cape Coast – Ghana
  • Mary Immaculate College – Ireland
  • Hosei University – Japan
  • University of Ulsan – South Korea
  • Chinese Culture University – Taiwan

Admissions Process

Students must first be approved by their home institution to participate in the exchange before proceeding. Once approved, we will need to following documentation to facilitate your registration process;

  • Official Transcript
  • TOEFL or IELTS score results
  • Statement of Academic interest (a brief description of what your are currently studying and what you plan to study while at WCU)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Financial Affidavit of Support

If you would like to stay in on-campus housing, which is strongly recommended, please complete this form. As exchange students, your tuition and fees will be waived, but you will be charged for accommodation and meals if you choose to stay on campus.

Please email all forms to international@wcupa.edu

Once all documents are received and approved, you will be provided with further information.

Forms for students arriving on a J-1 visa.

Please note that the exchange agreements between our institutions require that a balance of students is maintained.